Sunday, January 24, 2010

St. Francis de Sales (patron of writers and journalists)

a spoonful of honey

attracts more flies

than a barrel full

of vinegar

a sky thick with cardinals

summons more tears

than a forest seeping

through dreams

a book full of dried petals

causes more breakdowns

than a skillet slippery

with grease

a shoulder covered in freckles

breaks more hearts

than a bed full

of burnt-out lightbulbs

a drawer teeming with fireflies

sings more one-hit-wonders

than a penny clattering

around a mouth


Note: The first stanza was written by St. Francis de Sales.

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